Unique Wedding Receptions

We love seeing little details dotted around our wedding venues, as we know couples have gone to so much time and effort to put their individual stamp on the day, and want to give their guests a memorable experience. Wedding favours can be a lovely way to thank your guests for making the effort to join you in your celebrations, but you don’t have to stick to the traditional sugared almonds. More often we’re seeing ideas that are completely original and sure to put a smile on your guests’ faces when they sit down for your wedding breakfast. Wedding venues have their own unique character that will set the tone for your wedding reception, but if you want to add in some of your own personality in the décor, go for some non-floral table centre pieces, that encapsulate things you both love, like books or your favourite wine or gin bottles. 

If the aesthetics of the day aren’t quite to your skill set, why not try and tackle the big speech? Read our advice to avoid the dreaded writer’s block and keep your guests listening and laughing the whole way through. 

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A dozen non-floral centrepiece ideas for your wedding reception tables

Jars are the ultimate, affordable non-floral wedding centrepiece idea
Planning your speech before the wedding day is HIGHLY recommended
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Ideally, a Toastmaster or MC will introduce your speeches but if this is not available make sure that each speaker introduces the next.

Favours are gifts to the guests from the newlywed couple
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Favours are a tradition which has been both exaggerated and ignored, in fashion and out over the years. In Europe the traditional gifts that the family give to guests at the wedding would be sugared almonds or some local delicacy to say thank you for travelling to the wedding. They were always intended to be taken away by the guest as a memento of the Day and often the packaging was as significant as the gift inside.

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Couples who wish to include fireworks in their wedding entertainment will need to think through some serious factors and although most of these will be highlighted by a reputable firework company not all operators in this sector volunteer all the information.

Keeping the day running to schedule is the crucial key to a successful wedding
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When you are booking your venue you will get an idea of how much (or how little) the staff will take responsibility for managing your Day. There is also a very important style decision to be made but bear in mind that the more casual you require your day to appear the more planning beforehand is needed.